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Beauty and the Beast. An Old Tale New-Told, with Pictures by E V B - First Edition - from E C Books and

Beauty and the Beast. An Old Tale New-Told, with Pictures

by E V B

Condition: Fair/No Jacket

London : Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle A fair copy in the original green decorative cloth binding with 10 colour plates and numerous line drawings by Eleanor Vere Boyle (1825-1916). Undated but probably late 1800's, being a reissue of her edition first printed in 1875. Beauty and the Beast is said to be one of her best works, with beautiful imagery and colouring. The binding has been rebacked so is sound and clean but there are faded patches to both boards. The original endpapers are present, with repair. Contents have occasional light grubby marking and there are some repaired page edge tears. There is some light staining to the edge of some pages and plates - presumably where the book has got damp. The staining does not affect the plate image, simply the surround, and where present is normally the bottom outer corner, although the frontispiece has light stains to the top margin as well. We would be happy to supply images of all the plates if you would like to check condition further. A rare and beautiful work.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032305
  • Title: Beauty and the Beast. An Old Tale New-Told, with Pictures
  • Author: E V B
  • Illustrator:Eleanor Vere Boyle
  • Format/binding:Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle
  • Place: London
  • Keywords: E V B; Eleanor Vere Boyle; beauty and the beast
  • Bookseller catalogs: Illustrated; Children's;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall


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